Legal Fees and Costs
You may not be legally entitled to recover everything you would like to collect in a lawsuit. For example, in many cases, you are not legally entitled to recover the fees you pay a lawyer.
It could take two or three years to complete a lawsuit. During that time, you could end up owing your lawyers more than the damages and costs you sued over in the first place. In other words, you might end up negotiating simply to try to recover your attorney fees.